Thacker Radio Features New Bands and Author Martin Amis Thursday

Sarah Shook and the Disarmers

Thacker Mountain Radio Hour returns from spring break this Thursday, March 23, at 6 p.m. with a special show at The Lyric.

Guests will include internationally bestselling author, Martin Amis, sister blues duo, Larkin Poe, and country rockers, Sarah Shook and the Disarmers. Hosts are Jim Dees and the Thacker house band, the Yalobushwhackers.

Sarah Shook and the Disarmers’ latest album Years (Bloodshot Records) will be released on April 6. The first single, “Good As Gold,” has been selected by Rolling Stone as one of their best Americana/country singles of the week:

The album highlights Shook’s sly lyrical wit and her band’s classic country sound mixed with contemporary earthy tension. In selecting Sarah Shook and Disarmers, Rolling Stone said, “Her sound is a sneering fusion of punk-rock autonomy and say-it-like-it-is country from the classic era, paired with a timeless vocal warble and tons of attitude.” Following their Thacker appearance, Sarah Shook and the Disarmers will play a full set at Proud Larry’s Thursday at 9 p.m.

Martin Amis is the author of “The Rub of Time – Bellow, Nabokov, Hitchens, Travolta, Trump: Essays and Reportage, 1986-2017 (Knopf).” This is the definitive collection of essays and reportage written during the past 30 years from one of the most provocative and widely read writers -with new commentary by the author.

Martin Amis

For more than 30 years, British author Martin Amis has turned his keen intellect and wily prose loose on an astonishing range of topics-politics, sports, celebrity, America and of course, literature. Now, these incomparable essays have been gathered together. “The Rub of Time” is a vital addition to any Amis fan’s bookshelf, and the perfect primer for readers discovering his fierce and tremendous journalistic talents for the first time.

Amis is the author of 14 novels including bestsellers, “Money,” and “London Fields, the memoir Experience,” two collections of stories, and six previous nonfiction books. He lives in Brooklyn.

Larkin Poe

Rebecca and Megan Lovell of Larkin Poe are singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist sisters who perform their own brand of roots rock. Originally from Atlanta and currently living in Nashville, they are descendants of tortured artist and creative genius Edgar Allan Poe. Their 2014 release, KIN, quickly established their sound: Haim-esque vocal harmonies with thick, gnarly guitar riffs. That album was followed by 2016’s Reskinned. Their most recent album, Peach, finds the duo exploring their blues roots via covers of Son House, Robert Johnson and Lead Belly. Watch their Son House cover Preachin’ Blues:

Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; drink service will be available.

The show can be heard locally on WUMS 92.1 FM or online: Listeners can also hear Thacker Mountain Radio Hour every Saturday at 7 p.m. on Mississippi Public Broadcasting. Admission is free. 

More information about Thacker Mountain Radio Hour, including their line-up for Friday night of Double Decker (April 27) is available at Staff Report

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